JAMES L. BATTENBERGJames L. Battenberg, 61 from Chaska, Minn. died peacefully at home on Oct. 21, 2012.
James L. Battenberg, 61 from Chaska, Minn., died peacefully at home on Oct. 21, 2012.
Jim was born in Madison, Wis., on Oct. 17, 1951 to Eugene James and Doris Battenberg.
The oldest of eight children, growing up in small town Wisconsin, Jim learned to hunt and fish. In 1993, Jim married Gina Light in Duluth. A talented woodworker and photographer, Jim volunteered regularly at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and he was a member of St Victoria Catholic Church.
Jim is survived by wife, Gina (Light), Chaska Minn.; children Gigi (Matt) Dobosenski of St Peter, Minn., Jennifer (Steve) Frick of Decatur, Ala., Jon Wait of Superior, Wis,, Julie (Rex) Asherbranner of Falkville, Ala.; seven grandchildren; father; and seven siblings.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Doris.
MASS: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Victoria Catholic Church in Victoria, Minn. Memorial service: 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Holy Family Catholic Church in Duluth. In lieu of flowers, donations to charity of choice preferred.
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